Just finished reading this little story over on the KMBC website about a Wisconsin Senator (Republican Glenn Grothman) who proposed a law in his state that would make single parenthood equivocal with child abuse.
Let me just sit back while that sinks in.
Ok, yeah...NO. Fuckhead. NONONONONONO.
It doesn't really appear to be an attempt at a law of any kind, but more of a press for certain groups (specifically the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board) to "emphasize" how bad it can be for a single parent to try to raise children on their own.
You know, according to this dipshit, anyway.
The bill would require that some sort of education/awareness campaign occur to help all those single people out there trying to raise kids on their own to realize just how much they're fucking up their kids by not getting/remaining married. It's abusive and neglectful, dontcha know?
::screams silently, and wants to kick things really, really hard::
The Twin is a single mom. I won't talk about her ex/the father of their children here, because he's worth just very little space in my brain, and even less here in written form.
She's been raising her daughters on her own now for, what? Maybe 6 years, I'd think? Is that right, Twin? Anyway, she does a DAMN fine job of it. Her oldest is in high school, and her youngest is in junior high, and they're smart and funny and yeah they have their sassy moments, but they're teenagers so that's allowed. But still...they are nothing NEAR abused. Not even close.
It disgusts me to even think about it that way at all!
I don't understand what this country is coming to. I don't understand the judgement of others that's occurring. I don't understand this semi-gradual descent back into a world where women aren't trusted to be able to take care of their own bodies, or their children, or their unborn children, or whatever. What comes next?
It's sad that I even have to wonder about that. But I do. Because holy hell, what will they try to take away from us next?